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HENRICO, Va. – Suspicious liquids temporarily closed down a neighborhood as police investigated Wednesday night. Henrico Police received a call, about 8:15 p.m., from a homeowner who advised that a couple of bottles of liquid were left by his mailbox at his address in the 7500 block of Seminary Avenue, said Lt. C.J. Maurice, with Henrico Police. Responding officers determined the bottles to be suspicious in nature and as a precaution had Henrico Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team members and Henrico Fire personnel respond to investigate further.


The bottles were X-rayed and then disposed of after contents were analyzed and found to be not explosive.

"Henrico Fire Division Hazardous Materials Team personnel determined the contents of the suspicious bag left near the mailbox to be three bottles. Two bottles contained water, and the third a small amount of detergent. The materials were disposed of accordingly," Lt. Maurice said. "There was no danger to the public. The call has been cleared and no further action is necessary."

Neighbors were notified while the situation was being investigated.